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The State Government's Future Battery Industry Strategy for Western Australia

The rapid uptake of electric vehicles and battery-based energy storage systems around the world is driving global demand for lithium-ion batteries. Electric vehicle and battery manufacturers are securing sources of minerals, materials and components to meet this increase in demand representing a significant opportunity for the State.

Western Australia has substantial reserves of all of the minerals used in the manufacture of rechargeable batteries, including: large quantities of lithium, nickel, cobalt, manganese and alumina. Western Australia is the global leader in lithium production and produces nickel and other minerals used in making rechargeable batteries. It also produces non-battery minerals used in the manufacture of electric vehicles and energy storage systems, including rare earth elements that are necessary for the production of electric motors.

The State Government is committed to growing the State into a leading exporter of future battery minerals, materials, technologies and expertise. The Future Battery Industry Strategy aims to grow Western Australia’s future battery industry and transform it into a significant source of economic development, diversification, jobs and skills.

Each month the latest WA battery mineral profile is uploaded to the website.

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The Western Australian Future Battery Industry Strategy provides a framework for the State Government’s leadership to build upon its demonstrated expertise in the future battery industry and promote its significant competitive advantages.  


On 24 May 2018, the State Government announced the establishment of a Ministerial Taskforce to capitalise on the State’s potential to produce and process future battery minerals to support industry growth.

Funding Assistance Register

This Funding Assistance Register has been developed to aid current and potential future battery industry proponents to identify relevant, existing State or Commonwealth Government funding programs and/or assistance for their projects.

Project Facilitation and Project Approvals Factsheets

As part of the Strategy’s Project Facilitation Action Theme, the Western Australian Government is continuing to support the establishment of future battery industry projects by providing project facilitation support and assistance with the state’s approvals processes.

For more information or to make an enquiry about the Future Battery Industry Strategy, please refer to our FAQs or send us a message via our Contact Form.